Counseling With a Muslim-American Family: Beyond Islamaphobia

Margaux Hanes Brown (Augusta University, USA) and Ari-Elle R. West (Augusta University, USA)
Copyright: © 2020 |Pages: 65
EISBN13: 9781799819943|DOI: 10.4018/978-1-7998-0022-4.ch003
OnDemand PDF Download:
OnDemand PDF Download
Download link provided immediately after order completion


Islamophobia is the unfounded fear of Islam and resulting hostility that Muslims experience as a religious minority in the U.S. For a marginalized community in the U.S., this increases the risk for poor mental health outcomes and further compounds stigma around help-seeking behaviors. In this case study, a family unit presented for counseling with stress resulting from life cycle stressors. However, the intersectionality of their religious identity affected how the individuals experienced transitions as well as microaggressions. This case study includes a counselor's application of the Multicultural and Social Justice Counseling Competencies, treatment interventions, and extensions for further professional development.
InfoSci-OnDemand Powered Search